The psalmist wrote, “You are indeed my rock and my fortress; for Your name’s sake lead me and guide me,” (Psalm 31:3).
When I take my dog, Opie, for a walk, I prefer to take the familiar route. Opie, on the other hand, likes to explore new trails and will often tug to pull me in a different direction. When I allow him to take the lead and follow him, I often discover a new treasure – an unexpected brook, an array of wild flowers or a beautiful oak tree. And, if we’re in an unfamiliar area, I know Opie can lead us back to the path that will take us home.
I find that when I allow God to lead me, I discover new friends, new opportunities to serve others and a new awareness of God’s presence and power. When I stop trying to pull in the direction I am accustomed to and let God guide my steps toward change, I am often surprised at the blessing waiting for me there.
God knows the path I need to take better than I do! And, He knows yours, too.
–By Nancy White, Deacon, Harvest Barn Church
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